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Ruth Enlow Library Event
|Event Name:||Adult Book Club
|Date:||Thursday, September 10, 2015
|End Time:||7:00 PM
Please note the change in days for this meeting. Due to this being the One Maryland One Book program.
The Accident Adult Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Newcomers are welcome. The book for Sept. is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
The Ruth Enlow Library is pleased to participate in this
year’s One Maryland One Book project – a program designed to bring diverse
groups of Marylanders together in library, school, or community settings to
share a common reading experience by discussing a work of literature and
participating in related events.Registration is required by
contacting Crystal at the Accident Library.
This year’s selected book – The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at
the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown – tells the forgotten, yet compelling
and true story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar varsity rowing
team, a group of working class boys who defeated crews from eastern and British
universities to go on to the Berlin Olympics and win the gold. The book also
focuses on the team members, especially the heartwarming story of Joe Rantz – a
“teenager without family or prospects,” notes Penguin Books, “who rows not for
glory but to gain control over his life and build a stable future for his
The discussion will be
facilitated by Krista McKenzie, Instructional and Reference Librarian at
Garrett College. A former children’s specialist and branch manager for the Ruth
Enlow Library, McKenzie earned her Bachelor of Science in English, Philosophy,
and Secondary Education from Frostburg State University in 2001. Several years
later, she achieved her Master’s in Education and an MBA from FSU, and in 2010,
a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. A member
of the American Library Association and the Maryland Library Association,
McKenzie has presented at the local, state, and national levels and is a board
member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Your Participation in programs signifies you permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
|Contact Info:||Crystal Adkins